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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 17:51 PM   1
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Senokot in pregnancy


Well the website says its fine ...yet the usual 'but ask your GP'

Just wondering if anyone takes it?



 
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 17:58 PM   2
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I got it prescribed in one of my previous pregnancies and so i presume it was ok i also got the other laxative given duting another pregnancy lactulose it was really good too.






 
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 18:01 PM   3
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Nope - I was told by 3 different gps not to touch senokot during pg, as it causes your anus to contract, and thats not great as *can* cause your uterus to in extreme and rare situations! Lactulose is the way to go, all it does is soften your stools (Sorry TMI) and makes it easier to pass, it doesn't taste grand, but put some in a glass of juice before you go to bed and you hardly taste it and by morning your constipation will be sorted!

I get HORRENDOUS constipation (before pregnancy and during) and lactulose is the best thing I have ever found, wish I had known about it before I got pg!

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I got given lactulose aswell by my doc



 
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I'm taking iron supplements - Spa tone liquuid form and in one way its making me feel better but on another its making me feel yak because I'm constipated



 
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had this but not while pregnant. found it was a bit harsh with griping pains, go for the lactulose instead its ever so gentle on tum.



 
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 18:24 PM   7
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Is this only available on perscription and is it tabs or medicine?

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Its as a medicine, not sure bout prescriptiion but at least youll get it free that way



 
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 18:33 PM   9
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I bought it at Walmart here in Canada and used it once. It definiatly made me go, to the point where I was in pain because it kept trying to clear me out when there was nothing to clear out! I have heard that it can make your uterus contract which can cause some pain but both my old midwife and doctor say its safe.



 
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Its like a sugary syrup, only ever known it on prescription. But Docs seem happy to dish it out in big bottles. Mines written me a prescription out for it without having to go see him.

Came on handy after delivery too, what with the first few loo trips being a bit eyebrow raising esp with all the iron still..



 
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